Brenda Fitzpatrick on unlikely heroes in unlikely places

July 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Old Eltham Courthouse
Corner Brougham Street and Main Road
Eltham VIC 3095
Pam Griffith

This talk will be given by Nillumbik U3A member Brenda Fitzpatrick.

Brenda will talk about the many unlikely heroes that she has met in unlikely places during her work.

Brenda Fitzpatrick has a PhD in Global Politics, has spent time in war zones and refugee camps, and has travelled widely in Africa and elsewhere. At one time, she worked for an international humanitarian agency, writing and speaking about human rights – especially about women and girls in war – and reporting on humanitarian needs in places of conflict and disasters. Her book, Tactical Rape in War and Conflict (2016) was about the use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war and how this is a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed as a threat to human and international security. Her more recent novel, Gwennie’s Girl (2019) was her first foray into fiction and used stories that she heard and experienced.

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